(The American Home Front: 1941–1942) [E–pub] ´ Alistair Cooke


The American Home Front: 1941-1942

free read The American Home Front: 1941-1942 106 read & download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Alistair Cooke characters The American Home Front: 1941-1942 S a travelogue of America during the early days of World War II that had sat there for sixty years Published to stellar reviews in 2006 though “somewhat past deadline” Cooke’s The American Home Front is a “valentine to his adopted country by someone who loved it as well as anyone and knew it better than most” The Plain Dealer Cleveland It is a uniue artifact and a historical gem “. This book was not what I expected rather than highlighting American patriotism during WWII Cooke takes an around the US cartrain trip and describes extensively the impact of America s entry into the war on domestic manufacturing labor housing landscape politics etc and very little on how the Americans felt about their sonsbrothersfathers fighting overseas It is a fascinating read particularly the foreshadowing of the US military industrial complex our dependence on processed foods housing issues in major cities labor migration and so many other topics I loved the parts where Cooke sounds like a travel guide and his descriptions of many parts of the country the Northwest in particular made me want to visit in the future The odd grammatical style is the only element that kept this from five stars the book is loaded with sentence fragments and seems to have been written before the invention of the semicolon I found the pace wonky and freuently had to re read sentences to get what Cooke was saying But overall this was a very pleasant surprise

read & download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Alistair Cooke

free read The American Home Front: 1941-1942 106 read & download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Alistair Cooke characters The American Home Front: 1941-1942 In nearly three thousand BBC broadcasts over fifty eight years Alistair Cooke reported on America illuminating our country for a global audience He was one of the most widely read and widely heard chroniclers of America the Twentieth Century’s de Tocueville Cooke died in 2004 but shortly before he passed away a long forgotten manuscript resurfaced in a closet in his New York apartment It wa. I have loved Alistair Cooke ever since he introduced me to George Elliot It was wonderful when my local NPR channel started playing the BBC World Service and I could hear his letters from America So I had to read this Cooke s travelogue was written during the start of America s entry into the Second World War It starts with Pearl Harbor and while the actually journey is roughly a year the afterword extends it to the death of Roosevelt Loosely divided into regional sections the book captures the Northern maple sugaring the coast of West the heat of the deserts and the beauty of the south Cooke drives and flies across America the place of howling instead of grumbling Cooke s observations as always are part humor part reportage and all thought provoking A good portion of the travelogue is about the changes occurring because of the build up to the war It isn t just the industrialization but also the effect on farming and hospitably industry For instance he studies the hotels on the Florida coast and how they react to the housing of the Armed Forces Or the worries about farming or the rubber deals And then there is the man who curses about the Japanese and then Cooke discovers the man s son was killed in the Pacific There is the trip and interviews at the Japanese internment camps Cooke s view is nuanced and far revealing than what is taught in American history classes about the shameful episode If you have listened to Cooke speak whether it be his Letter program or when he was hosting Masterpiece Theatre this travelogue is just like that In many ways this book makes you realize just how much you miss his voiceBooklikes

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free read The American Home Front: 1941-1942 106 read & download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Alistair Cooke characters The American Home Front: 1941-1942 An unexpected and welcome discover in a time capsule” Washington Post A portrait frozen in time the book offers a charming look at the war through small towns big cities and the American landscape as they once were The American Home Front is also a brilliant piece of reportage a historical gem that “affirms Cooke’s enduring place as a great twentieth century reporter” American Heritag. I haven t finished it yet but not really getting into in a big way yet

  • Paperback
  • 352
  • The American Home Front: 1941-1942
  • Alistair Cooke
  • English
  • 03 October 2018
  • 9780802143327

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    (The American Home Front: 1941–1942) [E–pub] ´ Alistair Cooke read & download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Alistair Cooke Alistair Cooke ✓ 6 read & download Reading this book is a remarkable experience It's a literal road trip through America of the early 1940s English journalist Alistair Cooke curious about the effects of World War II across America but wise enough not to rely on newspaper pronouncements about the war effort or the public's patriotism set off to explore the entire country and see for himself how the war was affecting people's lives and if possible how they felt about itThe

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    (The American Home Front: 1941–1942) [E–pub] ´ Alistair Cooke Alistair Cooke is the Brit who traded for American early in his career From that point he became a keen observer of his adopted country This is a diary of journeys taken as the USA enters into World War Two As with all journeys it is as much about time as it is about place It didn't take than 20 30 pages into the book for me to realize how

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    (The American Home Front: 1941–1942) [E–pub] ´ Alistair Cooke I have loved Alistair Cooke ever since he introduced me to George Elliot It was wonderful when my local NPR channel started playing the BBC World Service and I could hear his letters from America So I had to read this Cooke’s tra

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    (The American Home Front: 1941–1942) [E–pub] ´ Alistair Cooke read & download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Alistair Cooke characters The American Home Front: 1941-1942 Alistair Cooke was in the United States as a correspondent for the Guardian when Pearl Harbor was attacked He wanted to examine the effects of the war on ordinary Americans trying to live their lives in a very stressful time so he received permission and set out traveling around the country This book is the result of that

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    Alistair Cooke ✓ 6 read & download (The American Home Front: 1941–1942) [E–pub] ´ Alistair Cooke I loved Alistair Cooke really who doesn't? This not nearly as much as I had hoped I will admit this is uite possibly due to that bane of my literary existence expectations And possibly the fact that I was listening to this in the car on a road trip I have a tendency to let my mind wander when listening to books on CD that coupled with a tendency to nod off in the car makes for a less than perfect reading env

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    (The American Home Front: 1941–1942) [E–pub] ´ Alistair Cooke This book was not what I expected rather than highlighting American patriotism during WWII Cooke takes an around the US cartrain trip and describes extensively the impact of America's entry into the war on domestic manufacturing labor housing landscape politics etc and very little on how the Americans felt about their so

  7. says: Alistair Cooke ✓ 6 read & download read & download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Alistair Cooke (The American Home Front: 1941–1942) [E–pub] ´ Alistair Cooke

    (The American Home Front: 1941–1942) [E–pub] ´ Alistair Cooke Although I was intrigued by the title and author of this book I was initially disappointed when he spent the first half of the book east of the Mississippi I'd wanted to know about the state of the roads at that time but C

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    (The American Home Front: 1941–1942) [E–pub] ´ Alistair Cooke I found this book to be very unfulfilling I guess since it was written by Alistair Cooke I was expecting Instead of getting a real feel of what

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    characters The American Home Front: 1941-1942 Alistair Cooke ✓ 6 read & download (The American Home Front: 1941–1942) [E–pub] ´ Alistair Cooke I haven't finished it yet but not really getting into in a big way yet

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    (The American Home Front: 1941–1942) [E–pub] ´ Alistair Cooke characters The American Home Front: 1941-1942 I reread this book because of the challenging times the country is going through today and my suspicion of the self aggrandizing we all helped each other through this nonsense that will surely be read a half century from now It's wonderful to get a fresh no BS picture of how this country really works in a crisis rather than the Gre

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